Hot Links: Students Busted, People Shot, and a Horse

Two students from Corona Del Sol high school were arrested in connection to a threatening note found in the hallway that lead to classes being canceled on March 20. Police say the students, seniors Lauren Godson and Lauren Tamburrelli, created the threat to get a day off from school...The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to use money from the federal economic stimulus package for 41 construction projects. ADOT's hoping to award the contracts before the economy rebounds...A man and a pregnant woman were shot in a shopping center parking lot near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road yesterday. Police are looking for a suspect, described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s...Officials at Northern Arizona University announced the school will cut 45 jobs and close four satellite campuses because of cuts in state funding...Phoenix Children's Hospital has hired a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon for its new Children's Neuroscience Institute. In addition to his stellar credentials, Dr. David Adelson also brings with him a $14 million clinical trial fund from the National Institutes of Health...A disabled woman in Texas is getting flak for taking her service animal everywhere. The animal, a pony named Trixie, reportedly helps the blind woman get around, but others in the disabled community say she could get by with a smaller animal, like a dog, without causing an alleged "traffic hazard."

2 students called in threat to get day off from school

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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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